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Image: 350 more bicycles for Bergville Schoolchildren The children are part of a Qhubeka learn-to-earn programme implemented in the region by World Vision South Africa.

350 children from Tholithemba, Qhozo, Ubulinga, and Maqoqa schools in Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, received Qhubeka Bicycles, funded by Volkswagen South Africa.  The bicycles will help them to travel to school more quickly, easily and regularly.   Read More...




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Image:  Putting People First - April 2018 Capacity building workshops to empower NPO leaders – December 2017/March 2018

People First Foundation, in partnership with the Master Fundraising Mentoring Forum, hosted a series of capacity building workshops between December 2017 and March 2018. These workshops focused on the empowerment of NPO leaders in various departments of NPO management such as fundraising, labour legal compliance, how to build an NPO from scratch, developing an NPO funding strategy, how to manage funding gaps, partnership and client relationship building. Various facilitators offered their expertise and time voluntary in the service of the NPO leaders.   Read More...




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Image: Hey NGO's, Become a Beneficiary! this is your Organization's chance to be benefit from this awesome event. APPROX. 100 PEOPLE, IN 1 DAY, RENDERING A SERVICE TO YOUR ORGANIZATION.

The Amazing GRace is an event in which contestants (the Cape Town community) race around Cape Town in competition with other teams. Contestants strive to arrive first at "Your_Organization" at the end of each phase of the race to complete obstacles and to deliver services to your organization.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: R400 000 donated back to charity with the #MySchool20 campaign Thirteen schools across the country were nominated by the winning customers.

Last year, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, South Africa’s foremost loyalty fundraising programme, celebrated its 20th Anniversary and over R500million given back to date with the social media-driven #MySchool20 campaign. 20 winning customers and their 20 favourite causes have now been announced, with the supporters each receiving a R20 000 Woolworths gift card and their nominated schools and charities each benefitting from a R20 000 cash donation.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Offenders and Ex-offenders rehabilitation, Social & Community
Image: Launch of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2018 We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation & Disability...

We’ve kicked off 2018 with a bang and are excited to announce the call to entry for the eighth annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards.

These awards invest in entrepreneurs and social innovation that benefit women and youth, people in rural areas or people with a disability. We find, support and scale social innovations – through challenge funding and tailored mentorship – which can directly and indirectly improve quality of life.   Read More...




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Image: 250 schoolchildren receive new Qhubeka Bicycles during Absa Cape Epic These were funded by Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka (113) and by the 2017 Absa Cape Epic teams who raced for Qhubeka (137).

“We really value the support of our Epic riders, who not only push themselves to the limit, but also put huge efforts into raising funds and awareness for Qhubeka,” says Qhubeka Executive Director, Tsatsi Phaweni. “The 50 bicycles being distributed today are part of the 137 bicycles raised by our 2017 Epic teams in total (the remaining bicycles were distributed at another event yesterday). This year’s riders have already funded more than 130 bicycles, which is an enormous achievement considering that the event is not yet finished.”   Read More...




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Image: Applications open for June 2018 intake ! Great news: The Living Link is opening its applications for our June 2018 intake!

Minimum applicant requirements may be found in the attached document “Candidate Requirements”.

 Feel welcome to contact me with any requests or queries.

Claire Germiquet
Manager of The Living Link - Cape Town
Tell: 021 532 1812

www.thelivinglink.co.za   Read More...




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Image: Cape Town Cycle Tour: A race to uplift local communities This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) is expected to raise a charitable surplus in excess of R10 million.

The world’s largest individually timed cycle tour raises a large amount of funds in entry fees and sponsorships. This year the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) is expected to raise a charitable surplus in excess of R10 million. The funds do not profit only a single person or committee though: they are poured into community initiatives that make a lasting impact.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Sport
Image: Quinton Fortune Visits Grassroot Soccer Soccer player Quinton Fortune returns and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Former Manchester United star and renowned South Africa soccer player Quinton Fortune returned home to South Africa and visited Grassroot Soccer’s innovative adolescent health and soccer programming in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Fortune’s impressive career has included massive success with Manchester United and participation in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup competitions.   Read More...




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Image: New wheelchair event a success at Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week Lifecycle Week, the week leading up to the CTCT presents an opportunity for people from all walks (or wheels) of life to participate in this event

Lifecycle Week, the week leading up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour (CTCT) on Sunday, 11 March 2018, presents an opportunity for people from all walks (or wheels) of life to participate in this iconic event. Approximately eighty people with disabilities participated in the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s newest, pilot event yesterday: a wheelchair route of almost 3 kilometres around Green Point Stadium. It served as an opportunity for participants to raise funds for the Cape Town Association for Physically Disabled (CT APD) by collecting sponsorships for each wheelchair.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Faith-based, Social & Community
Image: Bulletproof Marriage offers relationship counselling at The Wedding Expo Visitors to The Wedding Expo can benefit from non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance.

Visitors to The Wedding Expo which will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate on 10 and 11 March 2018, can benefit from free, non-judgemental, confidential relationship guidance from couples who have learned to love intelligently by applying wisdom contained in the international bestseller Bulletproof Marriage: Your shield against divorce.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image:  Chinese New Year at Radisson Blu to support Water for Paws. Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront celebrates the Chinese New Year 2018, The Year of the Dog.

This traditional festive celebration revolves around food and drink, families and good friends.
Chinese New Year Celebratory Menu   Read More...




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Image: Games galore for children at Rotary Club of Claremont’s Fun Frenzy Over 160 youngsters from various Child and Youth Care Centres and schools attended Fun Frenzy

The event is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Claremont and its affiliated clubs, including Claremont Rotaract (for 18 to 30 year-olds), the Claremont Inner Wheel Club (for female volunteers) and five school Interact clubs: Claremont High School, Herschel Girls’ School, Bishops Diocesan College, South African College School (SACS) and San Souci Girls’ High School.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community
Image: Dark clouds, Silver linings – a hack to build a better future out of this Water Crisitunity! Broadly defined, hacking is creative problem solving (and does not have to involve technology).

Concerned organisations and citizens, business leaders, home-owners, scientists, design shapers, among others will be taking part in a glocal (global + local) Hackathon on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 February 2018 at the Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory. In addition to the Hackathon, the two-day event will consist of a variety of activities, all with a focus on creating awareness and the sharing of ideas to provide solutions to the current water stresses facing Cape Town, immediately, and into the future. This is an event for all of Cape Town’s citizens.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Social & Community
Image: Great successes in 2017  -  But what about Corporate Social Investment ? One may feel 2017 was a bit of a mixed bag. While politics probably comes to the fore, South Africa had many great successes during the year.

CSI is often an afterthought, but Clover’s corporate sustainability initiative is far more than a few cheque handovers or a once-off food parcel delivery. A full team of passionate and productive women fly the CSI flag high for Clover, running the successful Clover Mama Africa Project.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Employment, Social & Community
Image: Community Mama's in Clover after taking Trialogue Strategic CSI Award. Clover Mama Afrika CSI project, worthy winner of the 2017 Trialogue Strategic CSI Award.

Launched in October 2004, Clover's CSI programme provides training in skills such as cooking, baking, sewing, welding and food gardening. The 'mamas' pass these skills on to others in their communities, and also receive the necessary equipment and infrastructure to create local industry centres, based on their honed skills.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Youth
Image: Over 500 youngsters play cricket on Muizenberg Beach The Festival is a key event for identifying new cricketing talent in Cape Town.

Cricket coaches from the NGO Sporting Chance, helped the enthusiastic youngsters to hone their ball skills and a team from the Gary Kirsten Cricket Academy identified youngsters with promise who could benefit from additional cricket coaching and opportunities throughout the year.   Read More...




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Image: A meeting of minds insoired by the Gift Of Giving “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

Nowhere do these words ring truer than when echoing the sentiments of artist SaySay.Love, who believes that compassion has the power to bring hope and healing.
He states that as we approach the festive season we are all presented with an opportunity to express great warmth, kindness and generosity to not only our loved ones, but those less fortunate than ourselves, and that this gesture is not only limited to those who pursue careers in caregiving, but in humanity as a whole.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community
Image: South Africa’s leading cab service for children launches in Cape Town How do your children get home from school every day? Are you able to pick them up?

If not how confident are you that your child is transported safely, correctly strapped into the appropriate car seat and driven by someone who is as reliable and responsible as you? Cool (Kids’) Cabs, the cab service focused solely on transporting children safely from school, is launching in Cape Town this January.   Read More...




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Image: Call for Volunteers: NPO to hand over food parcels to Valhalla Park fire victims Kind hearted members of the Cape Town community and businesses have been supportive and contributed towards the relief efforts for the victims

While many were celebrating over the festive season, 640 residents of 7de Laan in Valhalla Park have struggled to rebuild their lives after they lost everything in a fire which swept through the settlement the day after Christmas.   Read More...



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